Publications

You will find in this section of the website the public reports, articles and news of QUANTUM project.


Fifth Newsletter

June 18, 2018

The fifth newsletter of QUANTUM project is available here.


The assessment of the environmental quality directly perceived and experienced by the employees of 69 European Offices

April 15, 2018

This paper, presented at the 10th Windsor Conference – Rethinking Comfort, further extends the analysis of comfort conditions in office buildings carried out with QUANTUM tool Comfortmeter.

Click here to read the abstract and download the full paper.


AMEV Technical Monitoring Guidelines 2017

April 06, 2018

This official recommendation of the German government defines the process from design planning to commissioning and operation with a clear and precise tender document. It specifically addresses builders and managers of public buildings, to whom it provides informative contents about Technical Monitoring services per building phase as well as working documents for tenders’ specifications.


Forth Newsletter

December 15, 2017

The forth newsletter of QUANTUM project is available here.


Evaluation of the indoor environmental quality in 10 office buildings in Greece using a post-occupant evaluation strategy based on the application of a web-based tool

July 20, 2017

This conference paper, presented at SET 2017 in Bologna, reports and discusses the findings collected from a field study in 10 Greek office buildings, where the QUANTUM tool Comfortmeter was used to assess the quality of indoor work environment.

Click here to read the abstract and download the full paper.


An Analysis of the Most Adopted Rating Systems for Assessing the Environmental Impact of Buildings

July 13, 2017

This scientific article, published in “Sustainability” journal, analyses and compares six popular schemes for the assessment of the environmental impact of buildings: BREEAM, CASBEE, DGNB, HQE, LEED and SBTool. The paper shines a light on the implication of rating systems on building design.

Click here to read the abstract and download the full paper.


Third Newsletter

June 12, 2017

The third newsletter of QUANTUM project is available here.


Second Newsletter

December 2, 2016

The second newsletter of QUANTUM project is available here.


Report on state-of-the-art of quality management

August 9, 2016

This report creates a comprehensive data base of how quality management is currently used within construction projects in Europe by summarizing relevant existing guidelines, laws and services. You can find additional information on the report and its full version here.


First Newsletter

July 7, 2016

The first newsletter of QUANTUM project is available here.


First Press Release

July 7, 2016

You can download the first Press Release of QUANTUM here.


Closing the gaps: the experts' feedback from CLIMA 2016

May 24, 2016

Interesting debates followed QUANTUM workshop at World Congress CLIMA 2016, and the organisers collected feedback from the audience through an on-site poll.

The workshop report can be downloaded here, and it is also available on REHVA website with all the presentations (and photos) of the event. 


A Review of Systems and Technologies for Smart Homes and Smart Grids

May 7, 2016

This review article, published by the journal "Energies", explains the concept of the smart home and the advent of the smart grid, then goes on to investigate technologies and systems for smart homes today available on the market, pointing out their advantages and disadvantages. Additional information on the article and its full version are available here.


Guidelines and user contracts for data protection

March 31, 2016

Within the QUANTUM prioject, the Comfortmeter survey tool provides essential management information to improve the physical comfort in an office building, including also some aspects of personal nature of the respondent. The guidelines and user contracts adopted to guarantee data protection are defined in this document.


Guidelines and process structure for quality management

March 31, 2016

Building are unique products that are constructed individually where quality assurance and continuous improvement is a bigger challenge. This short report describes the generic process structure, approaches and tools support which will be used within QUANTUM project to tackle this issue.




13.09.2018

Join QUANTUM at the REHVA Brussels Summit Conference “Smart buildings for smart users - implementing the new EPBD”

Date: Tuesday 13 November 2018, 9:15-16:30

Venue: pentahotel Brussels City Center, Chaussée de Charleroi 38, 1060 Brussels

Registration: free event, but registration is mandatory (see link below)

 

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11.06.2018

Comfortmeter surveys in 20 VDAB buildings in Belgium

Comfort conditions of 2800 employees in 20 VDAB office buildings across Flanders were analyzed through Comfortmeter surveys. This initiative well depicts the growing awareness of the role of comfort in office buildings.

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12.04.2018

ANNOUNCEMENT: Workshop "Technical Monitoring in building service systems"

e7 organizes a workshop to introduce Technical Monitoring in building service systems.

Date: Tuesday, April 17th, 2018, 13:00 - 17:00

Venue: Wohnprojekt - Room A, Krakauer Str. 19/45, 1020 Vienna, Austria

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